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was going to come get her and us kids. >> reporter: finally this year, mamola got a call from sergeant jim nelson of the alameda county sheriff's department. nelson had ran across this story of joseph momola a policeman killed on the job in 1827. and a few weeks ago, nelson and the mamolas went to alam rock cemetery and walked to the grave of joseph mamola, jeff's father. >> it's nice when you get something like this when you get a nice ending. >> reporter: the story sergeant nelson told them was this, joseph mamola was a constable, an elected police official in richmond in the days of prohibition. >> now deemed under court order, go to it boys. >> reporter: joining to the war was an up and coming district attorney earl warren who would one day become chief justice of the supreme court. warren also enlisted trustworthy officers including joseph mamola. in revenge, four bootleggers ambushed constable mamola in richmond, beat him and shot him with his own gun. now edward knows who his father was. an honest cop who did his job and who died trying to fight off four thugs. >> it was a blessing
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